We recently received the following email from one of our readers:
I am wondering if you could help me with my search for a pen and ink that would be suitable or even designed for writing on human skin?
I was interested to see it because I like to jot notes on my hands, and I’ve found that Pilot V-balls are well suited to the job. I’ve never tried with a fountain pen, and I have no idea whether or not there are pens that are actually designed for skin, but I can say that my husband’s pen of choice, the Pilot G2, doesn’t work at all; you’ve really got to dig to make a line.
Of course, if you’re looking to find a pen you could use to, say, draw on skin, the V-ball is probably limited — certainly the colors are. Body paint could work for that, or even Henna dye, which I understand some Hindu and Muslim cultures use for body art.
Readers, do you have any suggestions?